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The School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University is seeking applicants for one full-time, non-tenure track, visiting professor position in Construction Management (CM) with an anticipated start date of August 2021. » More ...
Kinectoscapes: Architecture of Performative Intelligence, hosted by Mona Ghandi and Maryam Mansoori, will appeal to those interested in adaptive architecture, cyber-physical spaces, and programmable design. » More ...
Students from the Construction Management program have the opportunity to participate in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6|7 Student Competition (Commercial, Virtual Design & Construction, Design Build, and Heavy Civil), the Northwest Construction Consumer Council Student Bid Competition, the National Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Student Competition, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Competition.All of these competitions are centered on real-world issues similar to what they would experience as industry professionals.This enables students to work together in disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams and showcase what they have learned on a regional and/or national stage.Over the years, these interdisciplinary teams have consisted of students from Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Interior Design, Construction Engineering, and Landscape Architecture.
The WSU Construction Management program has a proven history of success at these student competitions, including:
27 placings over 26 years at the ASC student competition,
2 wins over 15 years at the NWCCC student competition, and
3 placings over 11 years at the DBIA student competition.
ASC Student Competition
Annually, students from the Construction Management program compete at the Associated Schools of Construction’s Region 6 & 7 competition held in Sparks, Nevada.This is one of the largest construction management student competitions in the nation.Annually, there are over 1,100 students competing on approximately 173 different teams from 43 universities in 17 different categories over a two-day period.Each year teams represent WSU in the Commercial, Design-Build, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), and Heavy-Civil divisions.
Depending upon student interest, WSU Construction Management students have also participated in the Mechanical and Preconstruction Services division.The competition provides an opportunity for further collaboration as the teams often include double-majors (Construction Management + Architecture) or students from architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction engineering, and civil engineering.The students and coaches put a considerable amount of effort into the team’s success.This effort is clearly exhibited in the fact that at least one team from WSU Construction Management has placed in the competition for all but one of the last 13 years.
DBIA Student Competition
This national competition sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America is in its third year of existence.The competition is intended to allow students to apply design-build best practices to successfully propose on a project.
The competition includes the two-step process of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and a Request for Proposals (RFP).The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) stage is open to everyone, but serves to shortlist the entrants from each region.During the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase the ten regional winners develop their delivery solution to design and construct a particular project.The top teams are invited to present their proposal before an expert panel at the Design-Build Conference and Expo.Teams from WSU competed in the first two years, taking 1st place in 2012 and 2018.
MCA Student Competition
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America has sponsored a student competition within their annual convention every year for the last thirteen years.The project focuses on the different plumbing and HVAC aspects of the mechanical sector of commercial and industrial construction.The 2014 project was based on a real-world project that involved the partial retrofit of a food processing plant outside of Chicago, Illinois.WSU students who are involved with the MCA student group have the opportunity to compete in this national competition.
NWCCC Student Competition
The Northwest Construction Consumers Council host a student completion for the Commercial teams in preparation of the ASC Student Competition on an annual basis.The schools invited to participate in this friendly, regional competition include the Construction Management programs from Washington State University, University of Washington, Central Washington and Oregon State University.
ASC Region 6|7 Student Competition – Commercial Category
Professor Phil Gruen has been featured in the summer issue of Washington State Magazine for his work with Washington's Classic Buildings for the Society of Architectural Historians Archipedia Project. » More ...
Landscape architecture professor, Michael Sánchez, and students designed and constructed an ADA accessible garden plot in the Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm, in Pullman, Washington. » More ...